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MRCPsych = SpR (sooner or later)??

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Is it true that everybody with MRCPsych does get an Spr post (if they want one, that is) sooner or later...any exceptions anybody aware of???

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Getting the MRCPsych alone does not guarantee entry onto the SpR grade. Applicants for SpR posts all have the MRCPsych qualification , but what tells them apart is usually what is referred to as 'desirable criteria' on the application forms : i.e. research , publications , management experience. I passed the MRCPsych in Spring 2004 , but have not made the shortlist for SpR interviews yet.

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psychdoc it all depends on the amount of competition you are up against . Training schemes nowadays are like boys in sweet shops ( to quote a scheme supervisor) . For a reason not fully understandable , there has been a rush on places available . I had an unusual experience when i applied . On first attempt I was given a last minute interview but i was too late to accept . On second and third attempts i didnt even get a last minute interview despite tarting up my application form . At the 4th round of interviews with a greatly improved application form i got an interview and the rest is history .

So in answer to your question , it is not a guarantee and it is getting harder all the time to get a training number . The sole discriminating factor being audit /research .

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